Intermediate Teams: Beginning Sept 19 Wednesday evenings at 6pm and 7:15pm.
Advanced Teams: Thursdays at 7:00pm.
Non-Competitive teams: Saturday mornings at 8am and 9:15am.
Tee Ball Schedule
Tee ball & baseball for this fall begins the week of Sept. 17, 2012. Registration has begun with new player’s fee remaining at $35 and returning players $20 unless a new uniform is required. You may register and pay the registration fees on-line through the Teams page. If you do not have access to a computer, the office is open Mon-day through Friday 9 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 8 pm., and all day Saturday.
You may mail your registration to P O Box 972508, El Paso, Texas 79997. No player will be allowed on the field, as in the past, without the registration paid and paperwork signed by a parent or guardian.
We will be holding a parent meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 7:30 pm at the Miracle League field for all those players interested in an upcoming season of soccer. If you would like to help coach or volunteer as a buddy please contact our office so we can arrange for some official coaches training with the Paso Del Norte Soccer Association. We will be making arrangements for game and practice scheduling after this meeting. The meeting is open to all families of persons with disabilities who would like their player to participate no matter the disability.
Reminder for Players Family
We will be enforcing and tracking the 8 participation hours required by each player’s chosen family member per season.
Volunteer opportunities will be listed in this email and through out the season for families to fulfill the 8 hour commitment.
Volunteer Opportunities (Volunteers must be 16 years or older)
- Hours are available during weekday evenings and Saturdays when the concession stand opens.
- We will be hosting the “LARGEST MOTORCYCLE RUN” to break the Guinness Book of World Records in conjunction with the other 249 Miracle Leagues in the country. If you are a member of a motorcycle organization or club, or just ride motorcycles, all are welcome to participate. For registration and run information, contact Cindy Barba at 915 526-5821. We will begin the run at Barnett’s and end with good music, food & door prizes. Registration fees are $10 per rider. All proceeds from the local run benefit El Paso’s Miracle League. Saturday September 29.
- Volunteers for the MOTORCYCLE RUN will help at the stops and whatever else may be needed.
- Trunk or Treat was very successful last year, hosted by the Burges High School Student Body. We will once again hold this event on Saturday, October 27. If your school, church, civic, social or fraternal organization would like to participate by decorating a car trunk or truck bed, provide a safe game & pass out candy to our players in costume, please contact our office to register. Deadline will be Oct. 22, 2012.
- Christmas Street, a fundraising auxiliary for the Paso Del Norte Children’s Development Center needs volunteers to help set up & decorate pre-sold custom decorated Christmas trees. Trees & decorations are picked up from storage units in October. Volunteers go through the decorations clean, straighten, & repair them. Tree delivery & decoration is usually done the week after Thanksgiving at each location & then tree take down is right after the first of the year. Christmas Street will host a workshop to familiarize new volunteers on the art of custom decoration. If you would like to help with this worthwhile project, contact Sandie at 779-4770.
- We will also need volunteers on decorating day at the El Paso Country Club on Monday, December 3 to help set up for the Tour of Trees & Gala Auction. There are always extra trees to decorate plus new friends and acquaintances to meet.
- We still need help during Burges’ lunch hour from 12:30 pm—1:30 pm. If you are not able to help during the assigned week, please come out when you are able.
- We are pleased to announce that we will no longer man the UTEP concession stands. We have widened the scope of our field concession stand. During the week & on weekends, we host the Ponder Baseball league which are able bodied baseball and tee ball players. The concession stand has seen an increase in sales with this new venture. We hope to continue it until the Sports Park has completed renovations. The summer season of Ponder baseball hosted 32 teams with 18 of those teams using the two outer fields in the park. The fall season is underway and we hope to in-crease the number of teams served.
We would like to thank our sponsors, Rocky Mountain Mortgage, South-west Land Development for the Dodger team, OneSource Federal Credit Union for the Long-horn team, West Star Bank & Epic Health Services for the Ranger team, the Adamson family for the Red Sox spring season, GECU & Paso Del Norte Children’ Development Center for the Cubs, Ready One Industries & Wal-Mart 4415 for the Pirates. Each team should have a year-long sponsor. Please check with the office for those we have already asked to sponsor.
Sponsorship is always needed so we would like to ask that anyone who knows of, would like to sponsor or can prospect sponsors for the Miracle League this would help us with the everyday expenses and maintenance needed to keep our field and children up and running. Call Sandie for more info at 915-740-1253
Other Important Info:
- Paso Del Norte Children’s Development Center is offering the Academy of Autism, an 8 week course for parents or caregivers. Begins Sept. 6. Contact Adriana LoPiccolo 544-8484 X119.
- PRICE’S GIVE ‘EM FIVE– PLEASE RINSE AND BRING THE CAPS FROM JUICE, TEA & MILK PRODUCTS. They each count 5 cents. We would like to turn them in as often as possible.
- COCA COLA– WE COLLECT CAPS FROM ALL COKE PRODUCTS, BRING TO THE OFFICE.
- RECYCLING-We still recycle ink & laser jet cartridges but must comply with the list on the Funding Factory’s web site. http://www/fundingfactory.com/programs/recycling/qualifying_items.aspx Bring the qualifying cartridges to our office.
- The Arc of Texas in partnership with the Texas Microboard Collaboration will host a PATH Facilitators’ Training in El Paso. Become a PATH facilitator!
- What is a PATH?
PATH (Planning Alternative Tomorrows with Hope) is a powerful future-planning tool. It helps to identify what a person wants in their future with step-by-step strategies to work toward that future. PATH also establishes a built-in support network to help accomplish goals.In this hands-on course, you will learn and practice some of the most valued organizational and person-directed planning tools in use today. The PATH process follows the state’s person-directed planning process by: Helping the individual truly direct the planning process for them-selves, identifying existing community supports, getting to know the individuals you serve on a deeper level, engaging the support of those closest to the individual, accommodating the individual’s style of interaction. PATHs are powerful graphic facilitation tools developed by Jack Pearpoint, Marsha Forest, and John O’Brien. A certificate of completion will be awarded at the end of the training.This training is ideal for: Local Authority staff, Teachers and transition specialists, People with disabilities, Families and extended family members, friends, and community allies, case managers, service coordinators, human service staff, managers, Policy-makers and program managers, Leaders in civic, cultural, and congregational organizations, or anyone else who wants to help people journey toward a person-centered approach to self-determination and full community participation.
Register for PATH online:
El Paso Details
Thursday, October 11th, 2012, 9:00 am. – 4:00 pm. (Required for Certificate) and Friday, October 12th, 2012, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (Optional follow up workshop)
Location: Old Socorro ISD Admin Bldg. 12300 East Lake, El Paso, TX 79928
Cost: $250: 2 day training (Second day is optional). CEU credit available, $50.00 discount per person on groups of two or more. Stipends are available to lower the cost to $50. Contact Amy Stabeno for more information about stipends. Register online at the link provide above.
Financial Support for The Texas Microboard Collaboration is provided by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, with Federal funds made available by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Developmental Disabilities.